Morocco has banned the import of cattle and their meat from the UK

By Nabil Ouzzane on 08/01/2023 at 9:34 PM (Updated on 08/01/2023 at 9:53 PM)

Kiosk360. In early January, Customs issued a circular banning the importation of cattle and their meat from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. This measure is valid for one year and is due to health considerations. This article is a press review taken from the daily Les Inspirations Eco.


Livestock and their meat from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland are no longer allowed in Morocco. ADII (Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes) therefore decided in a circular. The move came into effect on January 1 and is valid for one year, daily notes Environmental stimuli In its edition on Monday, January 9.

The decision was taken on the written instructions of the Ministry of Agriculture. It has been explained that these products will not be imported to Morocco in 2023 due to the livestock health situation in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, particularly mad cow disease.

“Our research shows an increase in the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in the high-risk area, but no information on bovine tuberculosis. However, it should be noted that bovine tuberculosis, like mad cow disease, is an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans and mainly affects livestock farms.

An epidemiological analysis of data on changing trends in bovine tuberculosis published by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, updated on 8 December 2022, says ‘Herd incidence rates across England for the months October 2021 to September 2022’. was 9.1, an increase of 0.3 over the previous 12 months.

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The report also states that the movement of livestock with undiagnosed TB infection is considered a common route of disease transmission to new areas. “In particular, the movement of cattle from Britain, where bovine TB is endemic, risks introducing the disease into areas of England, Wales and Scotland that have been officially TB-free since September 2009,” it wrote.

The move is on record in Morocco, where red meat prices will soon increase by 10 to 15%.

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